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College Road Trip (2008)

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James Porter (Martin Lawrence) drives his teenage daughter Melanie (Raven Symone), from their home in Chicago to a college interview in Washington, D.C.

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Roger Kumble

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Emi Mochizuki, Carrie Lee Wilson (as Carrie Evans) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... James
Raven-Symoné ... Melanie
Kym Whitley ... Michelle (as Kym E. Whitley)
Adam LeFevre ... Judge
Eugene Jones III Eugene Jones III ... Hunter (as Eugene Jones)
Brenda Song ... Nancy
Margo Harshman ... Katie
Lucas Grabeel ... Scooter
Matthew Schlein Matthew Schlein ... Jury Foreman
Eshaya Draper ... Trey
Will Sasso ... Deputy O'Mally
Geneva Carr ... Mrs. O'Mally
Na'Kia Bell Smith Na'Kia Bell Smith ... Young Melanie
Josh Meyers ... Stuart
Lonny Ross ... Student Guide
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Storyline

Melanie Porter (Raven-Symone)is a talented high school graduate who has selected a University 800 miles from home. Her over protective father, James (Martin Lawrence) doesn't want her to be so far away, so he cooks up a plot to try to convince her to go to a local University. On the guise of going to her selected university, he forces a visit to his preferred (close to home) school. This is a typical road trip movie with lost cars, bumming rides on buses and planes, covering that difficult time of life when a father loses control of his daughter. Written by D.B.

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They just can't get there fast enough.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's College Road Trip See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,601,419, 9 March 2008

Gross USA:

$45,610,425

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,549,674
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At approximately 00:15:05, Albert the pig is briefly near a crayon drawing of the words "SOME PIG". It's a reference to the book "Charlotte's Web," in which the words "SOME PIG" are used to distinguish the uniqueness of Wilbur, the main character. See more »

Goofs

In one scene in Chief Porter's police SUV, part of the director's head is visible in the back seat, on Melaine's side. See more »

Quotes

Chief James Porter: Little Houdini pig.
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Connections

References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Written by Joakim Åhlund (as Joakim Ahlund), Klas Ahlund, Patrik Arve, Mad Cobra (as Ewart Brown), Fabian Torsson, David Parker, Sylvia Robinson and Troy Rami
Featuring Mad Cobra Performed by Teddybears Sthlm (as Teddybears)
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Pretty good; It's receiving too much, harsh treatment
20 July 2008 | by Dragoneyed363See all my reviews

I honestly don't see what the big fuss over College Road Trip is. It wasn't a bad movie, in my opinion. It was actually really lovable, and even though it was certainly mediocre most of the time, and I felt as if at some parts they tried too hard to please the audience with mediocre jokes, it was still very entertaining, and contained a pretty good amount of laughable, and that's laughable in the humorous way, material.

It was also nice seeing Raven Symone in this movie, because I am always used to seeing her in what she's famous for, That's So Raven, and it was enlightening to know she played a role, because I love her in that show. Also, even though Martin Lawrence isn't one of the best actors, and definitely isn't one of my favorites, he's not a terrible one, and if you ask me everyone in this movie could act well for their roles, to some extent. There were scenes where I felt as if the antics were outdated and some lines were just not pulled off to the best of the casts' abilities, but when it was over I ended up having fun with it, and that's what it was meant to be in the first place.

It was of course no masterpiece, and it could have been handled a lot more professionally than it was, but doesn't a ton of movies fall under those categories, and yet, many people enjoy them. Overall, it was a good little movie, that isn't as horrible as the rating and negative comments let on to be, so if you're any bit interested in seeing this movie, go ahead, because it wasn't bad or disappointing at all.


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